Please join us for the following free, public events.
|Saturday, September 22||Doors Open Calgary||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Fall 2018 Speaker Series
All events take place at 7:00 PM at the Pioneer Memorial Building, 3625 4th Street SW, Calgary. Free admission.
Uncovering Southern Alberta Pioneer Stories
Fred Stenson, Acclaimed Writer
Fred Stenson was born in Pincher Creek, raised near Twin Butte and currently resides in Cochrane. His historical novels, The Trade, Lightning and The Great Karoo, simultaneously mythologize and demythologize the West. Fred Stenson writes fiction based on facts, most of them rooted in southern Alberta history. Stenson will tell us how he draws the line between fact and fiction.
Calgary’s Historic Union Cemetery
Harry M. Sanders, Historian
A virtual tour of Calgary's Historic Union Cemetery and the cast of characters buried there, presented by Harry M. Sanders, author of Calgary's Historic Union Cemetery: A Walking Guide. There are pillars of the community here like Cappy Smart, Louise Riley, William Roper Hull, Grant MacEwan and Thomas Edworthy, and there are those who were only passing through like Grace M. Inthout, Amelia Yeomans and Harry A. Cooper.
Indigenous People During World Wars
Hal Eagletail, Tsuut'ina Nation
Hal Eagletail will tell his father's story of enlisting with the US army, and of leasing their land to contribute to the First World War. Eagletail is a member of the Northern Dene Tsuut'ina Nation located in the Treaty 7 area of southern Alberta. He is a cultural consultant.